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July 24, 2014

8:05 a.m.

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Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution of 55-year-old Joseph Rudolph Wood took...

7:43 a.m.

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UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed
Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with...

7:35 a.m.

Official: Wreckage of Air Algeria plane found in Mali
Official: Wreckage of Air Algeria plane found in Mali
An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali during a rainstorm, officials said. France deployed fighter jets to search for wreckage and the country's president said...

Wednesday

July 23, 2014

11:39 p.m.

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House, Senate advance competing border proposals
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving ...

9:32 p.m.

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FAA lifts its ban on flights from the U.S. to Tel Aviv airport
The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by ...

9:14 p.m.

Body of missing swimmer recovered at Lake Mead
Authorities recovered the body of a missing Las Vegas swimmer at Lake Mead this evening, National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said. Dindo Gavarra, 30, was reported missing ...

8 p.m.

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‘Scoring irregularities’ might send two Nevada contestants to national teen pageant
On June 1, Las Vegas Academy of Arts student Amy Smith was crowned Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen. Smith is representing our state at next week’s national competition in Orlando, Fla. If it were only that simple ...

5:05 p.m.

Felon with gang ties gets 12 years for guns, drugs
A man affiliated with a Las Vegas street gang known as the Gerson Park Kingsmen was sentenced today to 12 years and 11 months in prison, as well as five years of ...

4:50 p.m.

Laughlin mobile home fire displaces resident
One person was displaced this morning after a mobile home fire in Laughlin, according to the Clark County Fire Department. The fire, which was reported at ...

4:16 p.m.

Firefighters battle blaze at northwest valley home
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to a house fire at 9005 Ballad Ave, near Cheyenne Ave and ...

3:58 p.m.

Dina Titus stands up for military working dogs
There are a lot of niche issues for lawmakers to champion in Congress. Rep. Dina Titus, a Las Vegas Democrat, chose a particularly fluffy one today. In between votes and media interviews, Titus...

3:36 p.m.

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Marijuana entrepreneurs rush to meet application deadline
You will know them by the boxes they carry, because most don’t want to give their names. Wanna-be medical marijuana sellers, growers and producers flooded the Las Vegas Development Services Building on the last day to submit applications. Some came with just minutes to spare before ...

3:04 p.m.

Nevada Capitol evacuated after false fire alarm
More than 100 state workers were evacuated from the Nevada Capitol when a fire alarm sounded this afternoon. The Carson City Fire Department...

2:46 p.m.

Vice presidential motorcade closes freeway, snarls traffic
Vice presidential motorcade closes freeway, snarls traffic
Portions of the 215 Beltway in Henderson and headed west to McCarran International Airport were closed this afternoon for the motorcade of Vice President Joe Biden, who...

1:48 p.m.

Truck fire shuts down I-15 near Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Truck fire shuts down I-15 near Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Interstate 15 North near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway was closed after a tractor-trailer caught fire, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The fire, which was reported ...

1:12 p.m.

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Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them. The body of 17-year-old Haris Suleman of Plainfield, Indiana, was recovered after ...

12:57 p.m.

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Young victim on downed plane had eerie premonition of crash
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly ...

12:48 p.m.

General Motors recalls another 718,000 cars and trucks
General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. The latest recalls cover almost 718,000 cars and trucks. The largest is for...

12:30 p.m.

Biden decries voting restrictions in Las Vegas NAACP address
Biden decries voting restrictions in Las Vegas NAACP address
Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before ...

12:21 p.m.

New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year
New-home sales hit the skids in first half of year
Despite a bump in sales last month, it’s been a slow year for local homebuilders. Southern Nevada developers sold 528 new homes in June, making it the best month of 2014, although ...

11:20 a.m.

Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Former Strip performer gets life in ‘Fantasy’ dancer’s murder, dismemberment
Jason Griffith was sentenced today to a maximum of life in a Nevada prison, the latest chapter in a headline-grabbing case involving two former Las Vegas Strip performers, one of whom ...

11:20 a.m.

Goodwill of Southern Nevada not impacted by potential security breach
Goodwill of Southern Nevada says it is not among the Goodwills involved in a potential security breach. Goodwill Industries Inc. said it was...

10:54 a.m.

Filmmaker Michael Moore’s divorce is finalized
Filmmaker Michael Moore's divorce from Kathleen Glynn has been finalized, ending their two-decade-long marriage. Moore filed a divorce complaint on June 17, 2013, in Michigan's Antrim County, where the couple...

10:48 a.m.

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding ...

10:25 a.m.

Washoe schools superintendent says he was unfairly fired
Washoe schools superintendent says he was unfairly fired
The Washoe County School District has fired Superintendent Pedro Martinez with little explanation — and much to the surprise of Reno city officials who embraced his hiring two years ago. The district announced ...

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